Emergency Services

 

Ambulance, Fire, Police or Coastguard

999 

 

Police & Crime Prevention

 

Police: Non-Urgent Calls 

www.hampshire.police.uk

101

 

Lymington Police Station

Southampton Road, Lymington, SO41 9GH

 

Lyndhurst Police Station

Pikes Hill, Lyndhurst, SO43 7NR

Monthly Beat Surgeries are held in Brockenhurst every fourth Saturday of the month from 10.30am to 11.30am.

new.forest.east.police@hampshire.pnn.police.uk

 

Crime Stoppers

0800 555 111

 

Hampshire Alert

www.hampshirealert.co.uk

 

Lymington & District Neighbourhood Watch

David Eley

01590 623197

www.ourwatch.org.uk

 

Fire & Rescue

 

Fire & Rescue: Non-Urgent Calls

Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service HQ, Leigh Road, Eastleigh, SO50 9SJ

www.hantsfire.gov.uk

023 8064 4000 

 

Animal Accidents 

 

Agisters (including out of hours emergencies)

0300 067 4600

 

Homelessness

 

New Forest Nightstop

Service providing emergency accommodation and support to homeless young people aged 16 to 24 in the homes of trained and approved volunteers.

01425 478391

 

NFDC Out of Hours Housing Advice & Information Service

023 8028 5000 

 


Utilities

 

British Telecom

Residential Faults

0800 800 151 

Scottish & Southern Energy (SSE)

Electricity Emergencies

0800 072 7282

 

Southern Gas Networks (SGN)

Gas Emergencies

0845 278 0845 

 

Southern Water

Water Leaks

0845 278 0845

 

Flooding 

 

Flood Line

https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk

0345 988 1188

 

To report a faulty or blocked watercourse please contact the Parish Clerk on 01590 622829 or New Forest District Council on 023 8028 5000

 

 

The ditches and watercourses in the Parish play a vital part in clearing street or land water runoff, particularly in times of localised flooding.

All residents are requested to be good neighbours by clearing watercourses for which they are responsible and being aware of applicable riparian laws created by the Land Drainage Act 1976. This is enforced by the Environment Agency under powers granted by the Water Resources Act 1991 and the Environment Act 1995.

If a ditch borders your property in any way then you and the neighbouring landowner have riparian ownership and are jointly responsible for maintaining it, even if there is a fence between your property and the ditch. If the opposite side of the ditch is Crown land, it is your sole responsibility to maintain it. Even if a ditch no longer appears to be wet, the responsibility to ensure that it is kept free of debris and other obstructions still applies.

More information on riparian ownership can be found in the Environment Agency's "Living on the Edge" guide to your rights and responsibilities.

Prior permission must be obtained from the Environment Agency if you wish to alter a watercourse (for example, extend your property over the ditch). This is to ensure there is no interference to the natural flow of the watercourse.

 

For more information on flood alleviation please see the National Flood Forum website: www.floodforum.org.uk

 

Hampshire County Council also have information on protecting your property from flooding which can be found at www.hants.gov.uk/landplanningandenvironment/environment/flooding